A new venture has started in the Swan Valley.
The Memory Café is a place where people living with
dementia, their family, their carers and friends, can come together and enjoy a chat, morning tea and some friendship.
It is important for people living with dementia and their family and carers to socialise because it provides a social connection to address the feeling of isolation, sometimes experienced as a result of a dementia diagnosis.
“You don’t need to travel your journey alone, you have others travelling the same journey, who can share your ups and downs.”
The Memory Café was set up by Jan O’Shea and some interested friends. The café was established with the help of Dementia Australia (Perth office) and their guidelines, which were very helpful and informative.
Our first meeting /get together was held before Xmas and we had a very happy group, with our morning tea donated by the Bendigo Bank, and mince pies donated by a friend.
Jan O'Shea and friends at the Dementia Cafe
Our meetings are held at Swan Valley gourmet Farm Café at 37 Haddrill Rd. Baskerville. (300 metres behind Rakichs). The meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. The meetings for February will be Tuesday 11th and 25th. The meetings for March will be the 10th and the 24th.
We have small activities for interested people, music provided by a member who plays the harmonica, chatter, laughs, morning tea, and lots of friendship and fun.
If you are interested or know of anyone who could benefit from the Memory Café, please come along or ring 0419850633 for more information.